Friday, March 24, 2023
So God's message continued to spread...
* For several reasons, we should not minimize the responsibility given to these servants:
— The problem was big enough that the apostles decided that seven people were needed to address it (Acts 6:3).
— The problem related to being sure that people were adequately fed, and there's not much that's more important.
— The money involved was not insignificant. At least some of the money brought to the apostles came from the sale of real estate (Acts 4:36-5:2), and it seems reasonable that a large portion of the money would have gone to supplying food.
Almighty God, my Abba Father, forgive me and my generation. All too often, we do not respect our leaders and doubt their intentions. As your leaders serve and as they delegate responsibilities to new servants and empower them with spiritually sound principles, we want to follow and support them. Holy Spirit, we do ask you to convict us when rebelliousness and cynicism cloud our hearts. Open our hearts so we will trust and follow our leaders with generous grace and loving support. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Unstoppable! is a one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage, a reflection and a prayer. The reflection opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges one to live for Jesus.
Unstoppable! is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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